Our engaging, play-based curriculum encourages children to develop their interests and gain new skills through exploration and discovery. Through both self-directed play and guided group and individual activities, children master key learning objectives during their time at PNS, so that they are ready to thrive in kindergarten. Our spacious classroom includes a variety of learning stations such as areas for gross motor development, dramatic play, art, science and math exploration, and quiet reading.
Each day includes circle time, choice time, snack, and group activities focused on our curriculum theme. Field trips allow us to explore beyond the classroom; favorite examples include apple-picking, visiting a fire station, and discovering nature through guided walks. We also welcome parents to share their special talents with the class. Through the years, we have had parents share lessons on yoga, gardening, music, health and wellness, foreign language, cooking, and more. Students are always excited to see their family member share their special talent with the class!